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Haden Cross, 451 Halesowen Road, Old Hill B64 7JD - will be closing at the end of this month, and will reopen with new management
Wall Heath Tavern, 14, High Street,
DY6 0HA - is scheduled to re-opened on November 6th
Malt Shovel, 46 Tower Street, Dudley DY1 1NB - has re-opened with five Real Ales
Sandwell (formerly Goose). 277 High Street, West Bromwich B70 8ND - Stonegate Pub Group have refurbished this pub in West Bromwich which has been called the Goose for some years and returned its name to the Sandwell. It serves three Real Ales.
Old Bush, High Street, Wombourne WV5 9D - is now managed by Michelle and Paul Hannon (previously of the Lych Gate in Wolverhampton)
Church Tavern, 36 High Street’ Quarry Bank DY5 2AA - is now serving 6 changing Real Ales following installation of an additional 2 handpulls in the rear lounge.
Britannia Pub & Brewery (also known as Britt Brewery, formerly Britannia Inn), Rowley Village, Rowley Regis B65 9AT - has been acquired by Dean Cartwright of the Pig Iron brewery on a long-term lease. Featuring 9 Real Ales, one from the Britt brewery, 2 from Pig Iron brewery and seven other guests featuring Fownes and Fixed Wheel. The pub has been open a few weeks now and is building a good clientele. There is a 5% discount to CAMRA members.
Wheatsheaf, 379 High Street, West Bromwich B70 9QWT - has re-opened after undergoing a major refurbishment. The two-room layout has disappeared in favour of a smart single room. The bar has moved and is now situated along the right-hand wall as you enter the pub from the street. New tables and an eclectic mix of chairs, redecoration and the transformation of the Gents toilets completes the effect.
New Inn, 35 Ward Street, Coseley WV14 9LQ - has a new manager, Nik Hawkes, who has moved from the Fellows, Dudley.
Britannia Inn, Rowley Village, Rowley Regis.
B65 9AT - is now the home of Pig iron Brewery. The pub has been refurbished, and there are now 9 handpulls featuring a selection of Ales from Pig Iron along with Brew Britannia 4.2%ABV, a sweet, hoppy Golden Ale and Britt Pop 4.5%ABV, a heavily hopped straw coloured ale with citrus notes and guests.
Wheatsheaf, 379 High Street, West Bromwich B70 9QW - will re-open on Thursday, August 10th at 12noon, after a major refurbishment
Church Tavern, 36 High Street, Quarry Bank DY5 2AA - formerly Brains, now a freehouse.
Wheatsheaf, 379 High Street, West Bromwich B70 9QW - will be closed for refurbishment from June 17th, re-opening on August 4th..
Old Dispensary, Causeway Green Road, Langley B68 8LS (Just off the Birmingham New Road, heading towards Blackheath) - is a newly opened micropub, the premises were an old chemist’s shop. This freehouse has Wye Valley HPA, Butty Bach, three guest Real Ales and five Real Ciders. Pork pies, scotch eggs, and sausage rolls can be purchased at all times but cobs are only available on Saturdays. Closed Mon-Wed; 7-10.30 Thu; 12-10.30 Fri & Sat; 12-9.30 Sun..
White Lion, 104,
Bilston Street, Sedgley
DY3 1JF - has new opening hours: closed Monday; 12noon-2.30pm; 5-11pm Tuesday to Thursday; 12noon-11pm Friday to Sunday.
Abbey, Abbey Road, Bearwood B67 5RA - has recently re-opened following a well organised campaign by local stalwarts.
It was announced in January 2016 by the then owners, Stonegate, that the pub would close at the end of February (although it was closed unexpectedly mid-February). A petition was set up which achieved 2000+ supporters. Publicity was generated through the Express& Star, Radio WM and protests outside the pub. Information on getting the pub registered as an Asset of Community Value was obtained via CAMRA and the paperwork was completed by Julie Birley.
All this hard work paid off. Although the pub was initially sold to a developer, it was subsequently sold on and has been refurbished, with dining for curries/grill in addition to the bar, lounge and pool room. There are two handpumps in place and Real Ale may become a regular feature in the future.
Congratulations to all involved in the campaign. Long may the Abbey community survive.
White Lion, 104,
Bilston Street, Sedgley
DY3 1JF - a new tenant has taken over the running of this pub.
New Inn, 35, Ward Street, Coseley WV14 9LQ - a new licensee has taken over at this tied Holden's pub. The pub Reopened on Wednesday 7th December.
Waggon & Horses 17A Church Street Town Centre Oldbury B69 3AD - has re-opened, with Real Ales, under new ownership (Harvey Baines and Ranjit Shocker, who also own the Shoulder Of Mutton, Blackheath).
Black Horse, 79, Delph Road, Delph, Brierley Hill DY5 2TP - has re-opened after a major refurbishment, the bar had been moved, it is now modern style pub, and has four permanent ales – Enville Ale, Enville Ginger, Holdens Golden Glow, Sharps Doombar.
Chapel House (formerly Miners Arms), Ruiton Street, Lower Gornal DY3 2EG - this small, traditional, Holden’s pub has reopened under new management of James Stevens and Katie Ann. In addition to Holden’s Bitter, Golden Glow and Special, there is one guest beer, which is often dark and from a Black Country brewery. There is one real cider (which varies) served on handpump. Cobs are available (bread made on the premises by chef Ben Parkes) and there are hot offerings at weekends, all home-made. Opening times are 3-11 Mon-Thu, 12-11 Fri-Sat, 11-10:30 Sun.
Globe 27 Reform Street West Bromwich B70 7PE - now has Real Ales, it is described as 'a family friendly pub with regular entertainment,' and Indian food is reportedly coming soon.
New Inn. 90 Oldbury Road, Blackheath B65 0PH - has re-opened with Banks's bitter and mild plus one guest from the Marston's range. They are planning a beer festival over August Bank Holiday.
Plough & Harrow 82 Corngreaves Road Cradley Heath B64 7BT - is no longer tied to the Marstons range of guest beers. In addition to the Worcetershire Brewing Comapny beers, there are two ever changing guest beers from e.g. Thornebridge, Dancing Duck, Abbeydale etc.
Malt Shovel, 61 High Street, Blackheath
B65 0EH - has re-opened with four Real Ales
Vine (Bull & Bladder) 10 Delph Road, Brierley Hill DY5 2TN - Dudley & South Staffordshire CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2016
Wagon & Horses, 17A Church Street, Town Centre, Oldbury B69 3AD - has re-opened with three Real Ales.
Waterfall, 132 Waterfall Lane, Blackheath B64 6RG - has been refurbished with considerable internal restructuring inclu ding the removal of original fixed bench seating. The new style is that of a café with distressed décor and four seater dining tables.
Union, 54 Water Street, Kingswinford DY6 7QB - will be holding its first beer festival between Frid ay 29 April and Monday 2 May. 11 Real Ales. Live music from 3.00pm Saturday and 2. 00pm Sunday featuring: Dave Bradshaw, Rob Pritchard, Ties Unbroken, and Matt Bough. Classic car meet at 2.00pm Sunday.
Lawnswood, Lawnswood Road, Wordsley, DY8 5NA - has now reopened following a £200,000 refurb. 6 cask ales and 2 craft ales are being served.
Brook, 29 Bourne Street, Woodsetton DY3 1AF - has re-opened with three Real Ales.
Old Coach & Horses, 169 Stourbridge Road, Holly Hall, Dudley DY1 2EQ - has re-opened.
Rose & Crown, 21 High Street, Wordsley DY8 5SF - has re-opened and serves 3 changing beers.
Hickory Smokehouse (formerly Kingfisher), Kidderminster Road, Wall Heath DY6 0EN - has re-opened. Although primarily a food venue it does have a sports bar area which serves two Real Ales plus canned and bottled American beers.
Shoulder Of Mutton, Halesowen Street, Blackheath B65 9BA - now has four Real Ales.
(formerly Talbot), 2 High Street, Pensnett
DY6 8XD - now has a Thai restaurant. The separate traditional bar, formerly the lounge, sells up to 4 Real Ales with Enville Ale and Wye Valley Butty Bach as regulars.
Saracens Head, 18 Stone Street, Dudley DY1 1NJ has re-opened after being bought by Amber Taverns and refurbished. It is now open plan with sports TVs. It sells Real Ales.
Rowley Bar & Grill,
47 Hawes Lane,
Rowley Regis B65 9AE opened in May in the premises that were occupied by the Conservative club. Serves Sharp's Doombar and two guest Ales. Menu comprises mixed grill and curries. Sports and music TVs throughout.
Plough & Harrow,
82 Corngreaves Road, Cradley Heath B64 7BT now has a guest Real Ale, to compliment the Worcestershire Brewing Co. range.
West Bromwich B70 7PP is a new Hungry Horse pub serving four Real Ales - Greene King Abbot, IPA, IPA Gold and Morland Old Speckled Hen.
115 Cot Lane,
Kingswinford DY6 9TH is now serving Real Ales - Banks's Bitter and Marston's Pedigree + two changing guests.
Kingswinford DY6 8SQ now has Real Ale.
Lounge Bar (formerly Limerick), 4 Market Place,
Tipton DY4 7EJ now has Real Ale.
Waggon & Horses, 100 Reddal Hill Road, Old Hill, B64 5JR has re-opened after a major refurbishment, Real Ales available.
Beacon Hotel, 129 Bilston Street Sedgley DY3 1JE has been voted Branch Pub of the Year 2015
Cat, Bridgnorth Road, Enville DY7 5HA has been voted Branch, South Staffordshire, Pub of the Year 2015
Masons Micro Bar, 528 Hagley Road West, Quinton B68 0BZ is a new venue and serves one guest Real Ale.
Courthouse, 1 Gospel End Street, Sedgley DY3 3LP has re-opened following refurbishment. It has separate bar and restaurant. Buffet breakfasts and lunches; evening meals. Sadly, no Real Ale.
Woodman, Mount Pleasant, Kingswinford DY6 9ST re-opened after refurbishment. They are selling 5 changing Real Ales and a Traditional Cider. There is a bowling green at the rear which has three teams and there is also a dominoes team. Cobs available at the bar at weekend. The rear of the pub has been separated to house a Thai restaurant with a separate entrance.
Tenth Lock, 154 Delph Road, Delph Brierley Hill DY5 2TY has re-opened after a small refurbishment.
Old Chainyard, 63 Castle Street, Coseley WV14 9DW has re-opened with a range of beers from Banks's and Salopian.
Haden Cross, 451 Halesowen Road, Old Hill B64 7JD. Sandwell Council planning officers have rejected New River Retail's £1million plan for a Co-Operative store on the pub car park, on the grounds of overdevelopment and a lack of parking.
Haden Cross, 451 Halesowen Road, Old Hill B64 7JD a meeting to dicuss securing the future of the pub is taking place on Tues 13th January at 7.30pm
Bell & Bear Inn, 71 Gorsty Hill Road, Blackheath B65 0HA has re-opened, under new ownership, after an extensive refurbishment. Up to 8 Real Ales are available.
Seven Stars, 61 Gospel End Street, Sedgley DY3 3LT Dudley Council have turned down planning permission to convert the pub into a supermarket.
Laurel, 349 Stourbridge Road, Harts Hill, Dudley DY5 1JD has re-opened as The Blackcountryman. It is now owned by a new pub company whose houses will sell local Real Ales (LocAle: find out more...). Real Ales are all £2.50 a pint, regular beers: Olde Swan (Pardoes) - Entire & Bumblehole; Holden's - Golden Glow & Bitter; Enville - Ale & Ginger.
Haden Cross, 451 Halesowen Road, Old Hill B64 7JD is under threat and the locals are registering it as an asset of community value.
Old Bulls Head, 1 Redhall Road, Lower Gornal DY3 2NU the Black Country Ales Brewery Tap has re-opened (Thurs 4th Dec) after a major refurbishment, with 3 regular BCA beers + 5 guests.
Vine, High Street, Wombourne WV5 9DT will be closed from Fri 14th Nov to Fri 21st Nov for refubishment.
Mill, 6 Windmill Street, Upper Gornal DY3 2DQ (previously the Old Mill) now has a an upstairs eatery and a wood fired pizza oven in the yard. They sell the Holden's range of Real Ales.
Old Bulls Head, 1 Redhall Road, Lower Gornal DY3 2NU is due to close from mid November until early December for a major refurbishment.
Pie Factory, 50 Hurst Lane, Tipton DY4 9AB have asked Broughs Brewery to brew a house beer - Sledge Hammer Pale Ale 5.6% ABV.
Red Lion, 147 Brettell Lane, Amblecote, DY8 4BA has re-opened Max Bywater said "It's nice in there now, and I had a superb pint of Salopian Lemon Dream".
Old Mill, 6 Windmill Street, Upper Gornal DY3 2DQ has reopened after an extensive refurbishment by Holden's Brewery.
Beacon Hotel, 129 Bilston Street, Sedgley DY3 1JE has progressed to the super regional heat (the last national 16 pubs) of the Pub Of The Year Competition. A presentation was made made on Monday 22nd September.
Vine, 11 High Street, Blackheath B65 0DT is serving Real Ales from the Marston's range.
Lamp, 116 High Street, Town Centre, Dudley DY1 1QT is now serving Real Cider.
Old Mill, 6 Windmill Street, Upper Gornal DY3 2DQ currently being refurbished by Holden's.
White Lion, 104 Bilston Street, Sedgley DY3 1JF the new extention for dining has opened and plans to convert the bar back into a pub are advancing.
Midland, 526-528 Bearwood Road, Bearwood B66 4BE a new Black Country Ales pub opened on 1st July in a converted bank serving up to 12 real ales and a traditional cider.
Cross, High Street, Kingswinford DY6 8AA has been recently re-furbished and opened as a Spirit Flaming Grill. Up to 3 real ales available. Traditional games are available.
Conservative & Unionist Club, 64 Union Street, Tipton DY4 8QJ currently have 5 ever changing Real Ales and are refurbishing or redeveloping several of the rooms. CAMRA members welcome, ring the bell for admittance.
White Lion, 104 Bilston Street, Sedgley DY3 1JF work has started on the rear extension where food will be served in future, expected to be completed by mid July. It is planned to return the bar to a more traditional pub layout.
White Horse, 12 Dudley Street, Sedgley DY3 1SB has re-opened after being bought by Amber Taverns and 'refurbished'. It is now open plan with sports TVs, but there is a quiet area in the new extension at the rear. It sells 4 Real Ales.
Mount Pleasant Ale & Cider House, 98 Ounsdale Road, Wombourne WV5 8BP has introduced a new discount scheme for CAMRA members - £2.70 a pint on all guest ales, Monday to Friday and from 12noon to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The ALE SALE promotion to the general public where all ale is £2.50 a pint between 8-10pm will also continue every Sunday. Please remember no discounts will be available on the regular beers, Tribute and Town Crier.
Griffin, 8 Stone Street, Town Centre, Dudley DY1 1NS has been refurbished and Cask Ale has been reintroduced. Currently selling Banks's Mild and Banks's Bitter on a regular basis with a guest from the Marston's group of Breweries.
Dog, 8 Hagley Road West, Warley B67 5EU is offering any Cask Ale for £2.49 a pint all day on Mondays.
Port n Ale, 178 Horseley Heath, Great Bridge, Tipton DY4 7DS is now under new ownership and has been renamed Top Star (this is the name that it was known locally by). Three Real Ales available.
Queens Head, 128 High Street, Wordsley, Stourbridge DY8 5QS had been taken over by Black Country Ales. It is now being refurbished and will open with 10 Real Ales and Ciders on Thursday 12th December at 12noon.
Rising Sun, 116, Horseley Road, Tipton DY4 7NH opening hours are now 12noon- Midnight. Beer festival Thur 12th-Sun 15th December.
Every Ember Inn and Ember Pub & Dining offers, on a Monday night after 7pm, any pint of Real Ale for just £2.49. This includes The Dog, 8 Hagley Road West, Bearwood B67 5EU.
White Swan, 45 Baptist End Road, Netherton DY2 9DH has re-opened with two Real Ales.
Crown Inn, Simms Lane, Netherton DY2 0PQ has one Real Ale.
White Lion, 104 Bilston Street, Sedgley DY3 1JF has been run by Keith and Lyn Garbett for a few months. Two regular Real Ales - Dark Star APA & Oakham Bishops Farewell - plus up to 2 guests. Good food.
The Woodman, Wakelams Fold (off Straits Road), Lower Gornal DY3 2UD has been taken on a short lease by the Stan Owen Group. It has 3 Real Ales from the Marston's portfolio.
The Yew Tree, Hockley Lane, Netherton DY2 0JL is also leased by Stan Owen Group; it has 3 changing Real Ales.
Rose & Crown, 21 High Street, Wordsley DY8 5SF has new landlord, Brian New, and now serves Enville Ale, Enville Ginger, Olde Swan Bumble Hole, Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild plus 2 guest beers.
Kingfisher, Kidderminster Road, Wall Heath DY6 0EN, formerly a restaurant and night club, now has a Real Ale Bar which opened on 16th August. The venue has been taken over by Dave Facer's group and has been given a make-over to bring it into line with his other pubs: the Wall Heath and Park Taverns and the Lenches Bridge. The Bar will be managed by Zol and Cate, who were previously managing the Wall Heath Tavern. There are 7 real Ales which currently include 3 from Enville, Holdens Golden Glow, Sharps Doombar and 2 from Theakstons. Opening hours will be 4-12 Monday to Thursday and 12noon-12 Friday to Sunday.
The Vine, 1 Dunsley Road, Kinver DY7 6LJ, having been closed for a few months, reopened in July. Still owned by Enterprise, the new managers, Tammy and Kevin, are offering five Real Ales. Three of these will be 'LocAles' from Kinver, Enville and Holden's breweries. A grill restaurant is opening soon. The pub is open 12noon-11pm every day.
The Rising Sun, 116, Horseley Road, Tipton DY4 7NH which was CAMRA National Pub of the Year in 1999, is once again a shining light. The pub, once a Mecca for Real Ale drinkers, has been through a very sticky patch over the last few years, and eventually closed. It was, however, rescued by the knight in shining armour known as Black Country Ales.
After extensive repair and refurbishment work, it reopened to the public on Thursday, 14th March.
The new managers are Malcolm and Julie Roberts. Malcolm is a local Tipton man and remembers the pub in its heyday. Julie also has good credentials - she works for Wye Valley Brewery.
The pub offers up to 8 Real Ales, including the Black Country range, and one real Cider (usually Black Rat). Cobs and snacks are available. It is open 12-12 every day, but don't leave it too late to arrive, because it will close earlier if there is no custom.
The outside area has been tidied up, and now forms an oasis of quiet, where you can sit and drink your beer. A dart board has reappeared in the bar, and acoustic music is planned for occasional evenings. They are also planning a beer festival in support of Macmillan nurses for June 20th to 23rd.
We visited on a day when only two of the three real fires were lit, but it was warm - as was the welcome and service. Why not give it a try yourself.
Railway Inn, 96 Bromford Road, Oldbury, B70 7JB reopened in May - no Real Ale but it might be considered when trade builds up. Has an Indian buffet.